The Slipper And The Rose: The Story Of Cinderella (1976)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1976. Paradine Co-Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, based on the story Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. Cinematography by Tony Imi. Produced by Stuart Lyons. Music by Angela Morley. Production Design by Ray Simm. Costume Design by Julie Harris. Film Editing…

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The Pied Piper (1972)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/West Germany/USA, 1972.  Sagittarius Productions, Goodtimes Enterprises.   Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Jacques Demy, Mark Peploe, based on the fairy tale by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm and the poem by Robert Browning.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by David Puttnam, Sanford Lieberson.  Music by Donovan.  Production Design…

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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Amblin Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Henry Winkler.  Music by Bruce Broughton.   Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Raymond Hughes.  Film…

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Lucky Lady (1975)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Gruskoff/Venture Films.  Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by Lilly Fenichel.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, George Hively. Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds fail in their attempt to make big money running undocumented Mexicans…

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Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Michael Annals.  Costume Design by Michael Annals.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Tony Richardson follows his Oscar winning Tom…

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Theatre of Blood (1973)

DOUGLAS HICKOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1973.  Harbour Productions Limited, Cineman Productions.  Idea by Stanley Mann, John Kohn, Screenplay by Anthony Greville-Bell.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky.  Produced by John Kohn, Stanley Mann.  Music by Michael J. Lewis.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Michael Baldwin.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. For anyone who thinks that Shakespeare is meant…

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Royal Films International, F.A.I..  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, Paul Dehn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elizabeth Taylor.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   The…

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Labyrinth (1986)

JIM HENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  Henson Associates, Lucasfilm, The Jim Henson Company, Delphi V Productions, Henson Organisation, TriStar Pictures.  Story by Dennis Lee, Jim Henson, Screenplay by Terry Jones.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Eric Rattray.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Ellis Flyte, Brian Froud.  Film Editing by John Grover.   An…

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Watership Down (1978)

MARTIN ROSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1978.  Nepenthe Productions, Watership Productions.  Screenplay by Martin Rosen, based on the novel by Richard Adams.  Produced by Martin Rosen.  Music by Angela Morley.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   This animated film is about a small group of rabbits who have been told by their seer that their warren is…

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Lady Jane (1986)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Capital Equipment Leasing, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Chris Bryant, Screenplay by David Edgar.  Cinematography by Derek V. Browne, Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Peter Snell.  Music by Stephen Oliver.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Sue Blane, David Perry.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   An impressive performance by a young…

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Anne Of The Thousand Days (1969)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, John Hale, adaptation by Richard Sokolove, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   King Henry VIII (Richard Burton)…

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